Professional Studies

Courses

PRST 180 Special Topics in PRST 1.0-4.0 Credit

Covers special topics related to Professional Studies. Allows the college to offer new, specialized lower-level topics of interest and relevance to the major.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 11 times for 12 credits

PRST 211 Computer Applications for Professionals 3.0 Credits

Through lecture-demonstrations, hands-on labs, independent study assignments, and case study analysis, students are challenged to use critical-thinking, data analysis and problem-solving techniques to develop cost-efficient and effective solutions to realistic professional problems using computer-based business application software. Students should possess a basic level of computer proficiency before taking this course.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 212 Creative Studies in the World Wide Web 3.0 Credits

This course prepares professionals with an understanding of the process of developing creative, functional Web sites. Concentrating on the creative flow of the design process, the course uses Adobe Dreamweaver as the medium for development. Students should possess a basic level of computer proficiency before taking this course.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

PRST 303 Interpersonal Skills for Virtual Teams 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce students to the dynamics of virtual teamwork and will allow students to experience first-hand the opportunities and challenges associated with operating in a virtual environment.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

PRST 330 Career & Professional Development 3.0 Credits

This course explores the literature of careers including preparation, organizational entry, orientation, nontraditional careers, and early, mid, and later career issues. The course provides students with opportunities for assessment of interests and capabilities, initiation and implementation of a personal development plan (PDP), and feedback on personal and career development.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

PRST 380 Advanced Special Topics in PRST 1.0-4.0 Credit

Covers special topics of interest in Professional Studies. This course may be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 11 times for 12 credits

PRST 399 Independent Study in Professional Studies 0.5-6.0 Credits

Provides individual study or research in Professional Studies under faculty supervision. This course may be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 11 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PRST.

PRST 440 Policy Analysis 3.0 Credits

The course analyzes the entire process of policy agenda-setting, initiation, decision-making, implementation, evaluation and assessment. Students will be equipped with tools to analyze and understand the entire process of policy formation in any public or private enterprise. The skills developed in this course can be used in many professional fields.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore

PRST 450 Creative Leadership for Professionals 3.0 Credits

This course presents leadership as a collaborative focus for transforming change. Topics include the leadership crisis, differences between leadership and management, how leaders create and change culture, and ways in which leaders build creative, enduring organizations. In addition, the course is designed to help students develop their own leadership potential.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore

PRST 491 [WI] Professional Portfolio I 3.0 Credits

The professional portfolio is a two-course capstone project that provides Professional Studies majors with an opportunity to demonstrate achievement in their major and to engage in self-reflection. Components include reflective essays and carefully chosen samples of academic and relevant professional work completed during the college experience. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PRST.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Junior or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: COM 270 [Min Grade: D] and CAT 301 [Min Grade: D] and CRTV 301 [Min Grade: D] and CRTV 302 [Min Grade: D] and CRTV 303 [Min Grade: D] and PRST 440 [Min Grade: D] and PRST 450 [Min Grade: D]

PRST 492 [WI] Professional Portfolio II 3.0 Credits

Requires completion of the professional portfolio begun on PRST 491. Components of Professional Portfolio II include creative expression, future directions, and reflect on the major and the experience of creating a portfolio. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is PRST.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Junior or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: COM 230 [Min Grade: C] and CAT 360 [Min Grade: C] and PRST 491 [Min Grade: C]

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